There are 2 main types of hosting which Mostly web hosting service providers offer.
- Linux hosting.
- Windows hosting.
Linux hosting refers to shared hosting. It is the famous hosting service in the world. Most of the websites are hosted using Linux hosting due to its flexibility, efficiency and affordable price. Linux hosting is compatible with MySQL and PHP. It also supports multiple scripts such as WordPress, phpBB and Zen and other familiar scripts.
Windows hosting uses the Windows as a server operating system and provide Windows technologies such as ASP, .NET Frame work, Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL server (MSSQL) for database connectivity.
Most of the web hosting service provider suggest the Linux as it is faster than windows. SSD VPS hosting is also easy to manage on linux.